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starting to spread to the east. here in washington, the immediate area, northern virginia lower hanging clouds. looks like it might rain. a sprinkle drop is the most you will see but basically our threat of storms over washington are pretty much done with. we may see redevelopment of storms as these storms that are over northwestern maryland, panhandle, this is in parts of pennsylvania to waynesboro to the east at 35 miles an hour and martinsburg, hagerstown, i- 81 seeing a thunderstorm there and extending showers in to west virginia. it is off of these storms that i think as they roll to the east through the evening hours we might have isolated chances. the same corridor and we have strong thunderstorms. no severe thunderstorm for the immediate area. looks great if you are heading to the game. i will will have the complete forecast in a few minutes [ bells tolling ] >> today we mark the third anniversary of the mass murders at virginia tech during a ceremony at the state capital, virginia governor read a proclamation honoring the 38 people who died and the small crowd that gathered wit
operated in cold climates and folks that includes right here in dc, maryland and virginia. they say rust from road salt is to blame. >>> now get outside to the evening rush hour. patranya bhoolsuwan is in the 9 news now traffic center. looks still a little bleak out there. >> that's right. as you heard devon lucie say earlier showers are moving in. use caution and take it slow wherever you go this friday night. 95 in virginia we are seeing late volume here, especially between dale city and triangle. a 20-minute commute and the prince william parkway accident, that has moved to the right shoulder. that's good news for drivers in that stretch. and delays are breaking up nicely on 495, west of town here from the toll road past the american legion to 270. people are going at speed. watch for delays between university and 95. and finally, going to take metro tonight, watch for delays on the red line. also this weekend, a lot of delays expected on metro because so many things are happening and the nats and caps game. united in town. combine that with scheduled track maintenance. it will be a l
. the beltway in virginia between braddock road and 66. everything is moving well out there as we look at the realtime graphics or a live look at the interstate making the way from wilson bridge past 95 it is a clear commute. 270 southbound delayed germantown road to 370. next we want you to go to the maps and show you 50 westbound crossing the bay bridge to the beltway. double thumbs up. and finally a little volume building on inbound new york avenue between the times building and bladensburg road. no incidents or accidents at this time. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we get to a story that's just coming in to our information center. montgomery county police are investigating the suspicious death of a dc schoolteacher. the body of 42-year-old brian bets was found in his home on columbia boulevard in silver spring last night. a co-worker found him after he didn't show up for work. police have not said how he died. his body was take on the the medical examiner in baltimore for an autopsy. police are also looking for his suv, which is missing. dc's school chancellor rhee is und
some 40s from spring spooeld, virginia, out towards culpep culpeper. check out these will will:00 a.m. temperatures feeling like the middle of summer out there. our temperature at national airport has hopped up now to 81 doigs. 8 out in fairfax and loudoun counties. 81 in manassas and frederick, maryland. 71 at the naval academy in annapolis. a hint of a bay breeze there. quantico, a breeze coming you have the tidal potomac. no rain just yet. we are waiting on a chance for showers to come in late this afternoon, primarily this evening part of a weather front coming our way. a couple of sprinkles in northern west virginia. increasing clouds, very warm, quite breezy out there. chance of showers late in the day. probably after the sun goes down. mid 80s today, barbara but this is it. no more 80s in the seven-day forecast. >> it sure has been nice. of course, we will get it again later. thanks a lot. >>> and jerry edwards has an update on the midday traffic. how is it looking out there at this hour? >> looking pretty good. we're recovering from a couple of issues. beltway northern virgi
the students sold the materials for 3 to $15. >>> this is the third anniversary of the shooting at virginia tech. the governor rang a bell at the capital this morning to mark the solemn occasion. this -- it was on this date in 2007 that a gunman opened fire on a campus. 27 students and 5 professors died and two dozen others were injured. there will be a candle light vigil tonight in blacksburg. >>> the virginia tech alumni association is hosting a blood drive today. it is going to be at the virginia tech northern virginia center on haycock road on falls church. the drive runs from 3:00 this afternoon until 8:00 tonight. at sundown there will be a candle light vigil also held in front of the grad center. >>> sky 9 over the scene of a truck crash. a utility work truck on the drawbridge this morning. it pushed half of the tanker over the side of the bridge. neither driver was seriously injured and luckily the tanker was empty. the cause of the collision is unknown. officials have not said when that bridge will reopen. >>> now to a different kind of traffic trouble. it is ash caused by a volcan
hanging back well to the west. just now really coming into west virginia, last frame you see there, most of the storms south of columbus and south of pittsburgh, pennsylvania right now. where do we go from here? the area is not under severe thunderstorm watch. that's to the north. we have had a handful of warnings here. could see more, i think, up until 11 cloak p.m. it is really up until 11 cloak or midnight we could see storms and showers probably up until 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. in the morning. we have big changes on the way, sxwrim doreen. big-time cooldown for the weekend. we are going to take a look at the temperatures in a few minutes. >> thanks,ver couldn't. >>> to our top story. murder mystery involving a very popular d.c. school principal. >> brian betts was the principal at shaw middle school. police discovered him dead inside of his silver spring home yesterday. >> news4's pat collins talks with those who knew betts well. pat, what's the latest? >> reporter: the death of a principal. a case of murder. the cause, gunshot. was there any sign of forced entry into the house? >> there w
of the virginia tech shootings, which left 32 people and the gunman dead. a day of remembrance on campus today to pay remembrancer to the victims. classes will be cancelled. two sitting benches will be dedicated to honor the victims. a candlelight vigil tonight. police officers caught on tape beating the university of maryland students say they are getting death threats. prince george's county police have suspended two more officers. two other officers were suspended on monday. the video shows police hiddink student john mckenna with batons during a celebration must must. -- hitting the student during a celebration last month. one lawmaker has promised to challenge the district's right to vote. >> we have big changes for the weekend. right now it is 5:06 captioned by the national captioning institute >> hadick friday morning. it's going to be a nice day, unseasonably warm. we are already near 60 degrees across much of the region. but there's a cold front that score to move through later this evening and tonight. that will pave the way for much lower temperatures on the weeke
ceremonies will be held across virginia today on the third anniversary of the virginia tech massacre. on april 16, 2007, a student opened fire on the blacksburg campus killing 32 people before turning the gun on himself. today at 9:30 a.m., governor bob mcdonald will lead a ceremony at the capitol. as part of the ceremony, the bell tower will ring 32 times in remembrance and honor of the victims. virginia tech has canceled all classes today. >>> on the same day as this anniversary, three virginia congressmen are urging their colleagues to sue closing the gun show loophole. the three are pushing the bill that would require private sellers to perform background check for buyers at gun shows. the families of the victims of the virginia tech tragedy are sue you porting the bill. >>> the pentagon is changing its policy on how privately owned guns can be handled at military installations in wake of year's deadly shooting at ft. hood. robert gates is ordering a new policy to cover all branches of the military. he wants an interim plan in place by june with a permanent policy implemented nex
regarding a new contract when the union and dc public schools. >>> in virginia bob mcdonnell claimed april 16th virginia tech remembrance day. three years ago today a lone gunman killed 32 people and injured dozens more before taking his own life on the campus. a moment of silence was held on the campus this morning followed by the release of 32 balloons. thousands turned out for the 3.2-mile run in remembrance and a candle light vigil will be held later tonight. >>> one of the victims was leslie sherman, who had graduated from west springfield high school. today that school dedicated and named its track after leslie. peggy fox was there for the ceremony. >> in honor of all of the victims of the virginia tech tragedy, we'd like to do a moment of silence. >> reporter: april 16th is a day that virginia tech victims and families will never forget. >> no two ways about it. it is a tough day. always will be for us but events like this that add a little ray of sunshine. >> reporter: leslie is sherman was a 2005 graduate of west springfield high school. she was a model student and ran track. she
coming up. >> thank you wyatt. >>> now the latest on last week's deadly mine explosion in west virginia. mining inspectors are investigating 30 other underground mines owned by the company. they found more than 06 serious violations in west virginia, kentucky and virginia. 29 people were killed in the explosion at the company's upper big branch mine. >>> the volcano in iceland forced a no-fly zone for a second day. a cloud of ash grounded flights and turned airports into make-shift motels for tens of thousands of stranded travelers. in amsterdam passengers are not boarding. they are getting blankets for make-shift beds set up in the terminal. 2,000 people spent the night there. today alone estimated 17,000 flights will be canceled. that's the worse disruption of air travel since 9/11. the cloud can bring down a jetliner if it is sucked up into the engine. it is covering northern europe all the way over to russia. >> our radar is not sufficiently reliable. even the radar on the ground to be able to tell us where these particles are in every instance. the only possible way of handling thi
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are fine out of frederick all the way to the split. hey, virginia, what's up on 66. lanes are wide open through gainesville and centreville to inside the beltway. speaking of 495 and 123. not going to be able to access the ramp going northbound. outer loop is checking out fine 95 to 66 and speaking of 95 no delays dumfries to the mixing bowl. back to you. >>> montgomery county police are verdicting whether students at two local schools made and distributed sexually explicit photographs which were told on school grounds. the child pornography scandal involves children at pile middle school and whitman high school. andrea mccarren has more. >> reporter: in the halls of pyle middle school, an ipod touch containing a dozen sexually explicit images of students was a hot commodity. >> some nudity. some of the photos were scantily clad. there wasn't any kind of acts or anything that we know of. >> reporter: a small group of boys allegedly sold access to the still photos and even videos at school for anywhere from 3 to $15. >> most kids at the school have seen the pictures. they were distribute
this morning. >> today marks the three-year anniversary of the virginia tech shooting which left 32 people and the gunman dead. today they will pay tribute to the victims on campus. classes will be cancelled. two benches will be dedicated to honor survivors and resilience of the community. a candlelight vigil will be held this evening. the police officers, new details in the store you birdsall on abc 7, the police officers caught on tape beating a university of maryland student are getting death threats. prince george's county police have suspended two more officers. two other officers were suspended after the video service on monday. it shows police beating john mckenna with a baton during a celebration last month. that was a celebration of the victory over duke. >> still ahead, our break at the verizon center. the capitals brought a close game into overtime. >> also, could this be another roadblock for representation? one lawmaker has promised to challenge the district's right to vote. >> above-average temperatures today. big changes for the weekend. you are >> happy friday morning. fina
marks three years since the tragedy at virginia tech and the push is now on to close the so-called gun show loophole in the state. we'll have details coming up next. >>> in the wake of the nation's worst coal mining disaster in 40 years, we are learning the deaths of 29 miners could have been prevented. stay with us. you are watching fox 5 morning news. duct system as the lungs of the house. expulsion of air. dust and dirt that helping the house to breathe. say i'm a doctor. not a doctor either. suction. ♪ call 1-800-steemer  >>> today mark the third anniversary of the massacre at virginia tech. it was three years ago that a student shot and killed 32 people and then turned the gun on himself. today, students, staff and members of the community will hold a candlelight ceremony at the campus where a memorial has been erected to honor the victims. >>> a push is on to close the so-called gun show loophole. democratic congressman jim moran, bobby scott and gerald connelly sent a letter to their colleagues asking them to support a bill that would require private sellers to do b
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to the west of us in parts of pennsylvania and west virginia but nothing of much consequence if you widen the view, you see a cold front associated with thunderstorm activity up near the great lakes. that is on its way later today. we will detail how that affects the end of your day today and what happens once it passes through and how it affects her weekend weather. 18th wasn't quite the birthday that devon did this expected to get. he was found guilty of "tens of attempted murder for the shooting that wounded two children the case presented them with more than their share of hurdles. >> witnesses were going underground, we had witnesses who could not be located, we had witnesses who recanted their statements. we had witnesses who want to take their fifth amendment privilege. we had witnesses that could not be relocated after they recanted her there were so many issues than he could be sentenced to life imprisonment. his attorney is already filing an appeal. a former teacher's assistant and howard county school system is accused of sexually abusing some of his students. the 38-year-old i
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safety standards at coal mines in the wake of the west virginia tragedy. and the owners of that mine feeling not a bit guilty decide to criticize the president. that's next. s the pizza guy! and baby, he was messy. come on. you said you bought a digiorno. but the pizza came with cheesy breadsticks. breadsticks? i guess there was a pizza guy. yes there was... me. ( laughs ) new digiorno pizza & breadsticks. unbelievable fresh-baked taste, now with a full order of soft, cheesy breadsticks. taste. believe. it's not delivery. it's digiorno pizza & breadsticks. she found the box. maybe 'cause you left it right on the counter. >>> the lingering issue following president obama's speech on his vision for nasa may be this. will the president rightly or wrongly be saddled with the title of the president who ended manned space flight? even though the president's long-term plan does not call for that. in the fourth story on the "countdown," the strategies and aspirations of the space program under the current president, buzz aldrin joins me in a moment. president obama, the first sitting preside
that the devastating news. now he is stuck in a fight. he has been awarded custody in virginia, but the baby remains in utah. >> > coming up, vandals struck again and again in one little neighborhood. -g( music playing )one little - we know technology can make you more connected. but now it can make you more connected to your doctor through e-mail. test results from home. check records. change appointments. now doctors, nurses, techs, pharmacists are all digitally connected to each other. and ultimately connected to you. at kaiser permanente, we believe that if knowledge is power, shared knowledge is even more powerful. kaiser permanente. thrive. >> you are watching abc7 news at 5:00 p.m.. on your side. >> a man is under arrest accused of having a child pornography on his home computer. we are live from the prince william county courthouse with more. >> this has been a stipulation that has stunned people from the capitol all the way to prince william county. the 55-year-old was a sergeant that had served on the u.s. capitol police department almost as long as anyone there. outside the u.s. capitol,
started this morning with a complicated car wreck. in virginia, the debacle is on 395 now. this is northbound near glebe road with an accident that has been moved into the far right lane. only one line -- only one lane was getting for but delays are out of newington to get past the pentagon. it is much better in maryland where we go live. no problems reported on 270 and no delays on a sunny day on come >>> temperatures are in the 50's. the forecast for today calls for increasing clouds of this afternoon and huge showers later this night. it will be cooler and receive for the weekend, highs near 60. >> we will be right back. [ male announcer ] what drives us to engineer the world's first hybrid sedan powered by a compact lithium-ion battery? what drives us to create a hydrogen electric car that emits only water? and to build a vehicle that earned the world green car award. and to engineer bluetec clean diesel technology. what drives us is the desire to create not only the best cars in the world, but for it. announcing the s400 hybrid. a cleaner, safer future is what drives
at the west virginia coal mine could have been prevented. investigators say last week's explosion at the upper big branch mine may have been the result of a build up of methane gas mixing with coal dust and the mine saw a major spike in safety violations. 29 miners were killed in the explosion. president obama is now urging con res to -- congress to strengthen mine safety laws to make sure this doesn't happen again. governor joe manchin issued an executive order to halt operations today to honor those who died. >>> and today is the third anniversary of the massacre at virginia tech. today students, staff and members of the community will hold a candle lit ceremony as the blacksburg, virginia, campus where a memorial has been erected to honor the victims. >>> apparently there was outrage in the bush administration showing a terror suspect being water boarded. back in 2005 the c.i.a. director agreed to destroy the videos. apparently white house counsel harriet miers was extremely angry to find out about it. place are investigating whether any crime was committed. >>> well a local school district
of the west virginia tragedy. and the owners of that mine feeling not a bit guilty decide to criticize the president. that's next. >>> the lingering issue following president obama's speech on his vision for nasa may be this. will the president rightly or wrongly be saddled with the title of the president who ended manned space flight? even though the president ae's long-term plan does not call for that. in our fourth story, the strategies and aspirations of the space program under the current president. buzz aldrin joins me in a moment. president obama, the first sitting president to visit kennedy space center in 12 years, not only laid out his plan today, but addressed his critics. the president said he was 100% committed to the mission of nasa and its future. >> some have had harsh words for the decisions we've made, including some individuals who i've got enormous respect and admiration for. the bottom line is nobody is more committed to manned space flight, to human exploration of space than i am. but we've got to do it in a smart way. and by 2025 we expect new spacecraft designed
and we should see -- you can see toward west virginia, plenty of clear skies. we should be in for a mostly sunny day and warm. temperatures will jump into the 70s and top out in the low 80s. well off to the north and west, the cold front that gets in here tonight, that will give us a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 6:00 or 7:00 tonight and then cooler and drier for the weekend. i'll have more details on that in a couple of minutes. but for today, becoming mostly sunny and warm. breezy as well with high temperatures about 82 degrees. get out and enjoy that one. that's a look at the forecast. let's get to julie wright with the latest on-time traffic this morning. good morning. >>> good morning to you tucker barnes. we have a serious incident up in baltimore, south of town, we have received word that there is a tanker truck partially hanging over a bridge on pennington avenue. which used to be approach to the key bridge, we're told there is a tanker truck hanging over an embankment, sky fox is en route. on the south side of baltimore. not a heavily traveled road b
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george's county police headquarters, i'm roz plater, fox 5 news. >>> the news edge on virginia now. a push is on to close a so- called gun show loophole. democratic congressman jim moran, bobby scott and gerald connolly sent a letter to their colleagues today asking them to support a bill requiring private sellers to do background checks on buyers at gun shows. the bill was introduced in congress last may but is yet to be heard in committee. >>> a volcanic eruption in iceland is impacting air travel worldwide. maureen umeh is everywhere the a 1 -- everywhere at 11:00. >> huge plumes of ash spewing from the cool cano in ice -- from the volcano in iceland. flights everywhere grounded. it's the biggest flight disruption since the 9/11 attacks. it could take days before the air is clear enough to fly. >>> president obama wants to allow hospital patients to decide who gets to visit them t. could also help them choose who gets to make medical decisions on their behalf. it's a step to allowing same- sex partners to determine their partner's medical care. they're asking the human health se
this afternoon. they've been turned over to the medical examiner. >>> the entire commonwealth of virginia will honor the memory of the victims killed on the three-year anniversary of the virginia tech massacre. it was three years ago tomorrow that a student murdered 32 people on campus before taking his own life. bob mcdonnell has ordered all state flags to fly at half mast. a number of events will take place on campus tomorrow, beginning with the lighting of the ceremonial candle. >>> prince george's county police have suspended more officers in the beating of the university of maryland student. the latest officers came forward on their own with their attorneys. that brings the total of officers suspended up to four. we will keep you posted. >>> overtime heartbreak for the washington capitals. they lose home ice advantage against the canadiens. we have news of the big disappointment. >> let's keep this in perspective. this was the first game of the series. the montreal canadiens surprised caps' fans tonight. 2-2 tie. we went into overtime. this is how it ended. the caps fall in game 1. w
shootings at virginia tech. at the state capitol bell tower, the bells tolled 32 times in honor of those murdered. >>> a prince william father is in a custody battle over a little girl he has never seen. she has been adopted by another family without his consent. his girlfriend became pregnant at age 19. the night before the birth, he wanted to be there, but he could not reach her the next day. he later learned that his daughter had been given up to a family in utah. >> i want to raise my child, and i would do anything to be there for my child, because i know what it is like to grow up without the bother. that is why it is so important for -- to grow up without a father. that is why it is so important for me to be there for my children. >>> a fire storm continues over the tennessee mother who returned her adopted child to russia. he recently celebrated his eighth birthday. the adoptive mother sent the boy back saying that he was a violent. at least two russian officials have now announced the suspension of all russian adoptions by american families. >> the suspension will be in effect un
back to >>> welcome back to "world news now." students, staff, and community leaders at virginia tech will reflect on the deadliest american peace-time shooting in history, carried out by a single gunman. >> three years ago today the gunman killed 32 people and then himself. from the abc news vault, world news coverage from april 16th, 2007. >> a lone gunman carries out the worst mass murder in u.s. history. the total, 32 killed, many more wounded, and a nation in shock. >> schools should be placed as a safety and sanctuary in learning. when that sanctuary is violated, the impact is felt in every american classroom and every american community. >> how could anyone do such a thing? tonight, campus tragedy. massacre at virginia tech. >> from abc news headquarters, this is "world news" with charles gibson. >> good evening. it is an act of evil on a scale that we've never seen in this country before. at 7:15 this morning in a virginia tech dormitory a lone gunman shot and killed two people, beginning what would become the deadliest shooting spree in u.s. history. more than two hours later
in roanoke, virginia. 75 in raleigh, north carolina, down south in pittsburgh today got up to 80 degrees. virtually cloud-free skies across the area with high pressure over the area. highs moving away and is going to make way for the next weather front to move in. before it does, a strong southwesterly push for us throughout the day tomorrow. we'll have not only higher temperatures, but low-level moisture. you might notice a touch of humidity in the air. 64. mild overnight. we are going to be starting out in the low to mid 50s this time. probably 57 degrees or so around the district. sorry, folks, hay market, virginia, 59. that weather coming up is across the great lakes right now. it's not the storm it once was. it was a monster of a storm producing snow and chilly air back behind it. thin line of showers right now. more of the storms down through texas. as the system moves to the east, we could have an isolated thunderstorm around our area. look for the rain a little later now. probably not until 9:00 or 10:00 tomorrow. we'll get a chance to get that game in. 73 in st. louis. now 71 in
of the front that is moving, extending from lancaster all the way down into west virginia and the panhandle of maryland. we're going to see these storms rolling in here across the state. very widely scattered, area wide. but we want to show you some watches and warnings we have in effect. there is a red flag warning in effect for all of the areas in the red shading until 8:00 p.m. tonight. there is a watch for garrett county. that simply means we have low humidity, high heat. and the winds now, all creating the potential for some fires, should anything spark them. could be a real problem. again, all it's going to take is a little rain and humidity to go up a little for that to all start to subside. we'll keep you posted on that through the evening. and for now, back over to you, kai. >>> let's check in on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >> reporter: and to say that this is a busy friday afternoon, would definitely be putting it mildly. sky eye chopper 13 has been over that scene for that accident on 70 eastbound at the beltway. it happened around 3:00. we had a van
into northern west virginia. again, isolated strong storms. big cooldown, too, behind the front. we will take a look at the 7-day forecast. weekend coming up in a pew. >> thanks, veronica. >>> top story this afternoon, brian betts was the principal at shaw middle school for two years. when he didn't show up for school one day, a co-worker went to check on him and found him dead inside his silver spring home. news4's pat collins joins us now live from police head quarters in rockville. pat? >> reporter: the principal, thought to death. his body found in his bedroom. police looking into the possibility he was killed by someone that he knew. there was no school in the district today. but these students showed up anyway. they wanted to be there for each other during this time of mourning. they wanted to be there to remember their principal. >> he is a good principal. i don't know why nub would want to kill him or harm him in any way. he is a good person. a good man. >> reporter: 42 years old brian betts, the principal of shaw middle school at garnett patterson, found dead thursday at his home in
virginia. all moving to the east-southeast. what we are going to see is temperatures dropping off into the 80s where they are now. and we will get probably most of our showers and storm after about 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. severe thunderstorm watch to our north now. watch for maybe a few embedded severe thunderstorm warnings that could come out of this early in the evening. there's your good night forecast. we drop to 70 by 11 clock p.m. wait until you see the temperatures coming up. jim and pat, i will have them in a few. >> we will see you then. veronica, thank you. >>> new at 4:00, one of the officers suspended in that prince george's county police beating probe has now been identified. police tell us sergeant sean mcilevey was not involved in the videotape beating but did process the paperwork of the arrest of mckenna. mckenna was charged for assault for striking a mounted officer and his horse during street celebrations after maryland's victory over duke at a basketball game last month. the charges against mckenna were dropped after video surfaced that shows him being beaten. >>> ne
to bowling for bobs which is sunday afternoon in chantilly, virginia. she is currently fighting the disease which reappeared decades after the original diagnosis. for more information on bowling for bobs and to link to the signup page for the race for the cure, log on to and click on the buddy check tab at the top of the home page. and we wish artists and her husband abe the best. >>> the nationals might have a winning record by the end of the weekend. plus, the guy that talked smack about the caps goalie backed it up last night at the have been -- verizon center. >>> and here's a look at who's celebrating a [ crowd cheering ] male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ >>> good morning. i'm brett haber with the wakeup sports from verizon center this morning. if your hockey team puts 47
will come to an abrupt halt in hundreds of coal mines in the state of west virginia. the president has ordered a review of the industry nationwide. washington bureau reporter kate amara has details from washington. >> obama has ordered a sweeping review of coal mines across the country with poor safety records. he's called on federal officials to clean up loophole in the law. all this comes after an initial government report suggesting this month's deadly mine explosion in west virginia may have been avoidable, although it could be two weeks before investigators can get inside the mine and determine a specific cause. meanwhile, today in west virginia, governor joe manchin called for a shutdown of his state's entire coal industry. more than 200 underground mines. >> we're going to dedicate this day to re-evaluate at seminars, reinspect, and those that have repeated violations will be heavily inspected. that's all we can do in honor of those miners so that we never have another family or miner go through this. >> mine owner massey energy calls the president's remarks regrettable and "mis
a conservative that believes in our rights, our gun rights. >> john, my name is debbie from alexander, virginia, qualities i look for in a supreme court justice, honesty, someone who is strong and vote the right way. >> i don't think any of us would come out and say to you we have a formula for what the next membership looked like, just as long as the person is a capable, good person. >> intelligent, tolerant mind. we're seeing -- nothing wrong with transgenders. >> i believe we need a conservative woman you have to think yourself onthe room into the lives of the people whom these decisions will actually affect and you have to have a realistic imagine nation so you'll understand what the impact of this decision is going to be on those people. >> guy spending a lot 0 his reporting time on just who the president will make for the vacancy, senior white house correspondent ed rent hi. viewers have a split opinion, liberal conservative, where they live, what issue matters most. what's in your notebook? what is the president looking for? >> it's still early, think back to the track record of his firs
of those districts. john spratt has been forever in south carolina. in west virginia 1, there is william monahan. hopefully, we will get them -- we will get rid of them before november and not in november. we have two of the most obnoxious members of the congress. one person who has been particularly hostile to the tea party of movement is a freshman and a republican in this district is alan grayson in florida. [applause] since most of us are legally qualified to vote in nevada because we have been there so much, we have met a fabulous candidates, a doctor in nevada, who is running in nevada 3. we are really proud to endorse dr. joe hecht for congress. [applause] our final target list is another virginia race. the gerry connolly seems to find troubling replace he turns. it would be good to change the ethics of the 11th congressional district of virginia. [applause] as i said earlier, we have to remember to reward our friends who we have endorsed. republicans who have stood for the tea party movement from the beginning, tom mcclintock in california 4 and the representative from georgia 6.
in washington. the president moves on mine safety after a report suggesting that west virginia explosion in the death of 29 miners may have been avoidable. >> we're live at the sugar loaf craft festival this morning in timonium, and now talking ceramics, and we're watching someone actually make a pot. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us. meteorologist tony pann has a quick look at the forecast on this friday. >> good morning, everyone. it's going to feel like summer today. the temperatures are in the upper 50's to around 60 right now. we're going to hit 0 this afternoon. there's one front parked off to our north in pennsylvania. you can see a couple of showers developing along that front, 20% chance you'll run into those today, but with a southwest wind going like that, it's going to be dry and seasonably warm. things are going to change over the weekend. there's a big chang coming up, and we'll talk about that when i come back. for now, to the news desk. >> our big story this mornings a murder inves
that the anti-health reform faith healer who we introduced you to on monday and the virginia attorney general and the guy who hands out proud right wing extremist i.d. cards all got together at jerry falwell's school, and boy, was it a hoot. after that we may have stumbled on the better way to celebrate tax day, a cliffhanger about booze and a recipe all coming up. [ woman ] nine iron, it's almost tee-time. time for new zyrtec® liquid gels. they work fast. so i can get relief from the pollen that used to make me sneeze. with new zyrtec® liquid gels, i get allergy relief at liquid speed. that's the fast, powerful relief of zyrtec®, now in a liquid gel. zyrtec® is the fastest 24-hour allergy medicine. so i'm ready by the first hole. with new zyrtec® liquid gels, i can love the air®. [ male announcer ] this week only, save up to $12 on zyrtec® products at and in sunday's paper. you took my eggs ! it's an "egg management fee." what does that even mean ? egg management fee. even kids know it's wrong to take other people's stuff. that's why at ally bank, we offer rates among the
. >>> today is the third anniversary of the mass shootings at virginia tech. the campus in richmond held a solemn ceremony remembering the victims that died. the bell rang 32 times, once for each of the students and faculty gunned down in 2007. governor mcdonnell lead the ceremony. the crowd observed a moment of silence. mcdonnell said during his term in office they will hold a virginia tech remembrance day after april 16th. >>> actor danny glover arrested at a local protest. why police were called in still ahead. >>> thousands of passengers worldwide are stuck in situations like this at the airport with no plane to board.  >>> staying on top of a developing story with travel plans and chaos all over the world. this is dulles. nearly ever flight heading to europe is canceled. late this afternoon, british airways announced it's canceling all flights two and from london today and tomorrow. the volcano began erupting wednesday sending smoke and ash miles into the air. now it's being pushed over some of the most busiest air routes in the world. fox's david lee miller has more on the travel
to on monday and the virginia attorney general and the guy who hands out proud right wing extremist i.d. cards all got together at jerry falwell's school, and boy, was it a hoot. after that we may have stumbled on the better way to celebrate the passing of another tax day than tea partying. a cliffhanger mystery about booze and recipe to take the edge off the day. [ male announcer ] every business day, bank of america lends nearly $3 billion dollars to individuals, institutions, schools, organizations and businesses in every corner of the economy. ♪ america. growing stronger. every day. ♪ so, doctor... i've been thinking... no. you know how... no. so, doc, i've got this friend... [ male announcer ] talking to your doctor about erectile dysfunction isn't easy. actually, doc, there is something i want to talk to you about. [ male announcer ] but it's definitely a conversation worth having. twenty million men have had their viagra talk. when you're ready for yours, visit for helpful conversation starters and to learn how viagra can help. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy eno
. this is a day of remember barabbas on campus at virginia tech a day to honor the victims of the deadliest school shooting in yatsz history exactly three years ago. hundreds of people gathered for a series of somber services over the course of the day. some released balloons, others took part in a campus run. a candlelight ceremony planned for this evening. it was april 16th in 2007, a student named sung hugh cho opened fire on the virginia tech campus. in the end 27 students died. five faculty members killed and then he killed himself. the gownen gunman had a history of shooting problems. the shooting led to changes in criteria for treating and maintaining criminally ill people. a warning from the former president. bill clinton says words matter. some of the antigovernment outrage we are hearing right now could have consequences. but rush limbaugh claims it's the former president who is setting the stage for violence. our top story at the bottom of the hour coming right up. and the startup-capital- for-barbers business. and the this-won't- hurt-a-bit business. because we don't just work here. we
accident we saw in west virginia, so far, visiting more than 30 mines owned by massey energy. after looking into mines in west virginia, kentucky and virginia, the inspectors found more than 60 serious safety violations, inside they found problems with conveyor belts and allowing coal dust to pile up on three occasions just sin the accident. that explosion killed 29 at the company's upper big branch mine in west virginia. jon: so how are you feeling? you're a consumer, and there are new numbers just out this morning on consumer sentiments in america, numbers that are both surprising and disappointing in some ways. consumer sentiment fell to its lowest level since november of last year, despite improvement in some other economic indicators. james rosen is in washington to explain what all of this means for us. james. >> reporter: what it means, jon, the prevailing mood of the american consumer right now would appear to be defined by anxiety. based on this survey of 500 households conducted by the university of michigan's consumer survey center, american consumers over the last two weeks have
and failed a sobriety test. >>> in virginia you could say one father wasn't setting the best example for his daughter. surveillance cameras in a grocery store show the man snatching a woman's purse with one hand while holding his toddler in another. police have arrested the man, who's now facing theft charges. >>> a wisconsin police officer caught a brilliant sight on his dash cam when a bright light flashed through the sky. according to the sheriff, the event caused the sky to turn green. the faa says it was probably a meteor. >>> and in kentucky there was a derby of a different sort. the 38th annual running of the rodents. oh, that's so disturbing to watch. participants say the event is part student project, part stress relief, and, of course, the whiskered winner received a necklace made of fruit-flavored cereal. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. bill, i'm not sure why i say good morning. and, of course, it's going to be a rodent day. that's probably not the best way to kick off people's da
in that area. >>> well, a preliminary report on last week's deadly mine explosion in west virginia suggests the blast may have been preventable. this is a look at news from around the nation. >> a new report out suggests that stems could have been taken by the mine operator to prevent the deadly explosion. the cause may have been a build- up of methane gas mixed with coal dust. explosions can be avoided when mine operators properly control the level of the gas in the mine. president obama has ordered an in-depth look at the safety procedures in place. >>> you may get an occasional animal in your backyard but a family in houston came home to this. a pick-up truck in their pool. police are still trying to figure out how it happened. no one was hurt. >>> and where you can get a light show for free. folks got a rare treat also night, a meteor in the sky. the bright meteor may be related to an ongoing meteor shower. >>> tonight, we mourn the loss of a civil right pioneer. dr. benjamin hooks, well regarded as a civil rights icon died this morning. he is the leader of the naacp for 15 years and le
to make sure last week's deadly disaster inside a west virginia coal mine does not happen again. the president is calling on congress to strengthen existing laws. 29 miners were killed in the explosion. masse yi energy claims it has -- massey energy claims it has an above average safety record. >> we need to get inspectors into those mines immediately to make sure they're not facing the same unsafe conditions that led to this disaster. >> the west virginia governor has issued an executive order calling for all underground mines to halt operations tomorrow to honor those who died. >>> a former xtive from the national -- executive from the national security agency is facing ten felony charges for leaking classified information. federal prosecutors say he gave national secrets to newspapers. he is accused of sending hundreds of empty mails with sensitive secret information to reporters. >>> the d.c. park contracting controversy is heating up again. a friend and fraternity brother to mayor adrian fenty is on the hot seat after snubbing a special council committee monthing ago. they'
-- >> we are taking your calls live out to linda. virginia, hi, linda. >> caller: hi, nancy. i just have a couple of things i want to say. first of all, i honestly believe god puts angels here on earth and i do believe you're one of them. you keep these cases alive, nancy. and we thank you for it. you give a voice to those who can no longer speak. thank you. >> linda, i promise you, the angels in heaven are crying right now that you compared me to them. but thank you. i'm going to take it and run with it because i have never gotten that kind of compliment before. thank you. what's your question? >> caller: the question is, there is another thing, too. the twins look just like you. i thought i would say that. >> that's a big kilometer. i think they're the most beautiful things i have ever seen in the world. >> they are. here's my question. maybe your years as a prosecutor, sigh kol list, all those you have had on the show, it seems more and more to me that these beautiful little children, that these heinous acts are committed, why is it these monsters have the children, the remains left s
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